.ABF File Extension

File Type 1

Analysis Services Backup File

Developer Microsoft
Popularity
3.7  |  13 Votes
Category Backup Files
Format Binary

What is an ABF file?

Backup file created by Analysis Services, a component of Microsoft SQL Server used for online analytical processing (OLAP) and data mining; contains a backup of "cubes," which are groups of metadata that specify dimensions, or a schema, for analyzing data that may reside in local or remote database locations; allows the analytics data to be restored or replicated.

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Programs that open or reference ABF files

Windows
Updated March 11, 2011
File Type 2

Adobe Binary Screen Font File

Developer Adobe Systems
Popularity
3.3  |  19 Votes
Category Font Files
Format N/A

What is an ABF file?

Binary encoding of Adobe's character bitmap distribution formation, which is an ASCII text-encoded font format; each ABF file consists of a sequence of 8-bit bytes; character bitmaps are stored in a "strike" format, which is a rectangular pixel array; the height of the rectangle is the height of the tallest character in the font and the width is the sum of all the character widths.

More Information

The ABF format is also known as the "Adobe Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format."

Programs that open or reference ABF files

Windows
Used by programs that access system fonts
Mac
Used by programs that access system fonts
Updated March 3, 2007

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